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Blitz - harmful or not?


  • 18 months ago · Quote · #141

    SmyslovFan

    I suppose it's impossible that the old prejudice against blitz chess is just that, a prejudice. 

    Of course too much blitz is counterproductive, but an hour a day playing blitz seems to be excellent for the top players. 

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #142

    waffllemaster

    What was the story that came out about Bovinnik's secret blitz session with some guy.  The guy was sworn to secrecy and didn't tell the story until recently (in his 70s now).

    I know after a long tournament there's nothing I like better than to unwind with a few blitz games.  Not all night or anything, but at least a few.  Maybe it helps the mind sort and be able to recall patterns or something.  Botvinnik and me are only 2, but I wonder if we all don't feel the urge to play speed chess now and then.  There may be a good reason for this too.

    But I guess we all agree that it's bad if it's where you spend the majority of your time (thinking 3/0 and yes even 5/0 or 10/0 games here).

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #143

    ponz111

    "There is a very strong correlation between blitz prowess and standard chess skill."  Sure, that may be true but it does not say that playing blitz helps to increase standard chess skill.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #144

    Razorz18

    Got upcoming online blitz open on playchess. Details here:

    http://goo.gl/v8a7lq 

    Check the web


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